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Friday, September 27, 2013

Well, I was interviewed last night by Lily Hills for SparkRadio. Lily said it will air next Tuesday, so if you are interested, have a listen. It's about a 10-minute interview in two segments; I hope I shared something that will be of interest and help to others.

It's always surprising to me that anyone would be interested in what I write or say, quite honestly. Yes, I know I lost a lot of weight, but so have a lot of people here. I'm not special; I just found what worked for me and kept on until the weight gradually came off. Starting out with the mindset that this HAS to be a lifestyle change and not making any foods completely off limits made a huge difference, and the support and encouragement here helped enormously.

What I'm up to now: I'm (mostly) recovered from walking those 60ish miles last weekend and I'm getting ready for another half marathon this weekend (Sunday). I'm probably more than a little crazy for doing one so soon since we haven't been running all that much recently, but I got a chance to get a free entry to one of my favorite HMs (Bellingham Bay) and couldn't resist. The weather is supposed to be miserable and I may end up walking a lot of it, but hey, it's a free race and they have the BEST medals! This may well be my last HM of the year; I haven't looked too far ahead for any others for the fall/winter, but I'm not that fond of running 2-3 hours in the rain, which is our pace and what we have to contend with most of the rest of the year. We'll see.

I'm also pretty well set that I'm going to train for a full marathon next year. I turn 59 next year, and it hit me that if I want to do a full before I'm 60, it has to be next year. That's a good goal, but it means coming up with a serious training plan that focuses on improving pace first, then adds mileage. After last weekend's walk, there's no doubt I can cover the distance, but I'd really rather it not take 6 hours to do it.

The move at work got bumped back, so I have one more full week in the office with the possibility of a day or two the following week, then it will be occasional contract work with them while I look for another job or other options. I'm exploring network marketing with some products I love as well as other things, so I look at this as a chance to reinvent myself. Maybe I'll finally figure out what I want to be when I grow up, LOL!

Okay, enough for now. If you want to have a listen, tune in next week to SparkRadio on Tuesday and let me know what you think. Thanks all!

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